Is there anything better than finding a cheaper alternative to a product you already love? Saving a few pennies is always a great thing when you’re a makeup addict as you can spend those savings on a new and exciting products. You can see where this is going right? No, I’m still not going to talk about the Makeup Revolution issues that everyone keeps bringing up. Instead, I’m here to discuss my favourite mascara alternatives to the Benefit Roller Lash.
For some reason when Benefit Roller Lash was released, it was innovative. But more and more brands are coming out with mascaras that are pretty similar, so since its launch a couple of years ago I’ve found a few products I’ve loved just as much, if not more.
Benefit Roller Lash holds a curl without having a waterproof formula, meaning it’s easy to remove at the end of the day whilst still looking pretty flawless. Having a ‘hook and roll’ brush, the bristles catch even the smallest lashes and curls them – it reminds me a lot of the They’re Real brush in terms of catch the lashes but this gives a more natural look rather (and the wand is way less painful to use). Overall, a pretty decent mascara but like with most high end mascaras I’ve tried, I’m not convinced it’s worth the money. Once priced at £19.50, but now over the £20 at £20.50, it doesn’t wow me enough to repurchase. Instead, there are a couple of other mascaras that do a similar job at a much more pocket friendly price.
Another much loved mascara in the makeup obsessed community is the Maybelline Lash Sensational, which I initially picked up in America. Firstly, I currently have the waterproof version but I personally prefer the original formula (sure, the waterproof holds a curl better but it’s a nightmare to remove). Removal issues aside, this mascara manages to capture the lashes in the same way that Roller Lash does and keep the curl held all day. I think £7.99 is pretty reasonable for a drugstore mascara and if you’ve not tried it, I’d consider giving it a go.
I’ve talked about the Seventeen Doll’d Up mascara before, in one of my very first blog posts. This is the closest alternative I’ve actually found to Roller Lash in the drugstore. The brush is extremely similar and it holds a curl for a similar amount of time to the Benefit favourite. The brush doesn’t have the same hooks, but it has the general shape and still manages to curl. Retailing for £6.29, it’s one of my favourite mascaras and one that I’ve purchased many times. I’d definitely recommend you do the same.
All three of these mascaras are firm favourites in my collection. They do a slightly different thing, but in terms of similarity, they’re pretty damn close! Saving over £10 on many people’s favourite Benefit mascara, keep your eye out for the drugstore alternatives. Have you tried any of these? Which are your absolute faves?